Processor and heat sink replacement (trained technician only)
Follow instructions in this section to remove and install a processor or a heat sink.
This task must be operated by trained technicians that are certified by Lenovo Service. Do no attempt to remove or install it without proper training and qualification.
Before replacing a processor, check the current PSB fuse policy. See Service process before replacement at Service process for updating PSB fuse state.
After replacing a processor, ensure that the processor fuse status is expected without unexpected XCC event logs. See Service process after replacing a processor at Service process for updating PSB fuse state.
The server supports two types of heat sinks. Depending on the specific type, the heat sink on your server might be different from that shown in the illustrations. For detailed information on heat sink selection, see Thermal rules.
Before you begin replacing a processor, make sure that you use Lenovo proven alcohol cleaning pad and thermal grease.
Each processor socket must always contain a cover or a processor. When replacing a processor, protect the empty processor socket with a cover.
Do not touch the processor socket or processor contacts. Processor-socket contacts are very fragile and easily damaged. Contaminants on the processor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures.
Do not allow the thermal grease on the processor or heat sink to come in contact with anything. Contact with any surface can compromise the thermal grease, rendering it ineffective. Thermal grease can damage components, such as the electrical connectors in the processor socket.
|1 Captive screws (6)||7 Processor contacts|
|2 Heat sink||8 Processor triangular mark|
|3 Processor identification label||9 Carrier triangular mark|
|4 Heat sink triangular mark||10 Processor carrier|
|5 Screw bolts (6)||11 Processor heat spreader|
|6 Retention frame triangular mark||12 Thermal grease|